Volunteer Sign ups For Upcoming Biathlon Races at Elk River

Good morning Everyone!

We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming races in Elk River!  If you are able to lend a hand on one of these days, please sign up on the appropriate volunteer sheet.  If you are unable to edit the document, please email me and I will make the addition for you.  Thank you very much!

The Bouley’s

Volunteer Sign Up MN Biathlon Cup #4 1-22-23

Volunteer Signup MN Biathlon Cup #4 Elk River
Volunteer Sign Up MN Biathlon Cup #4 Elk River
Sunday – 1-22-23

Volunteer Sign UP Regional Biathlon Race #5 1-29-23

Volunteer Signup Midwest Regional Biathlon Race #5
Volunteer Sign Up Midwest Regional Race #5
Sunday 1-29-23

Midwest Regional Race #5 – Elk River – Sun, Jan 29th, 2023 – RESULTS

Presented by Minnesota Biathlon

Sunday, January 29th, 2023

1/26/2023 UPDATE: The Organizing Committee has been watching the weather forecasts for Sunday and is making the following changes to the race time and format:

  • Zero will be at 1:00 pm on Sunday
  • There will be one race for all classes
  • The race will start at 2:00 pm around the high temps for the day
  • The courses will be shortened:

 to 4.5 km for < age 13,
to 8.1 km for all women over <13
to 9.7 km for all men over <13

Woodland Trails Park – 20135 Elk Lake Rd NW, Elk River, MN 55330

Beat the crowd, sign-up early and online: Online Signup

Pursuit Format

4 shooting stages, 5 skiing laps. 10-second start interval, arbitrary seeding. Finish times will be adjusted, time-trial style.

U15, U17M, YM, MM, All Women – 9.7km JM, SM – 12.5km

Sprint Format

For U15/U13 men and women, and all air rifles. 2 shooting stages, 3 skiing laps. 5-second start interval, arbitrary seeding. 4.8km for all competitors.

U15 competitors can race either if shooting .22LR. Contact Bill at wmeyer@nisswa.net for U15s to race the pursuit.

Schedule

9:15am – Registration opens 10:00am – Zero opens for pursuit 11:00am – Race start for pursuit 12:30pm – Zero opens for sprint 1:30pm – Race start for sprint

$15/race per U15 racer.
$20/race for all others.
Payable by cash or check to “Minnesota Biathlon” on the day of the race.

Organizers may move additional youngest class races to the PM if the morning registrations exceed 30. In that case, there will be both a short race and longer race run together simultaneously in the PM.

Beat the crowd, sign-up early and online: Online Signup

Volunteers needed and appreciated!

Contact Chad and Lynda Bouley at chadandlyndab@live.com for opportunities. Questions? Concerns? Contact administration@minnesotabiathlon.com

MN Cup #4 – Elk River – Sun, Jan 22nd, 2023 – RESULTS

Presented by Minnesota Biathlon

Sunday, January 22nd, 2023

Woodland Trails Park – 20135 Elk Lake Rd NW, Elk River, MN 55330

Beat the crowd, sign-up early and online: Online Signup

Pursuit Format

4 shooting stages, 5 skiing laps. 10-second start interval, arbitrary seeding. Finish times will be adjusted, time-trial style.

U13, U15, U17M, YM, MM, All Women – 8.1km JM, SM – 9.7km

Schedule

9:15am – Registration opens 10:00am – Zero opens ~11:00am – Race start

$15/race per U15 racer.
$20/race for all others.
Payable by cash or check to “Minnesota Biathlon” on the day of the race.

If registration numbers exceed 30, a second, separate race for the youngest categories may be run.

Beat the crowd, sign-up early and online: Online Signup

Volunteers needed and appreciated!

Contact Chad and Lynda Bouley at chadandlyndab@live.com for opportunities. Questions? Concerns? Contact administration@minnesotabiathlon.com

Midwest Regional Race updates Jan 14 & 15

Conditions are good at Blackhawk considering there is no natural snow in southern WI. Our Snow makers did a great job getting the course and range ready.  We will have a 1.0 and 1.3K loop for the races. The entire course has 1′ to 3′ of snow base and will ski fast. Race day temps are expected to be in the  mid 20’s to upper 30’s degrees.  

Registration closes on Wednesday evening 1/11/23 at midnight. Looking forward to seeing a good turnout. Please plan to help with races as we need volunteers to make the races a success. Currently we have over 40 racers registered for each day.

Looking forward to great races this weekend

https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=301265

https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=301266

For those not attending the Blackhawk events, on Sunday the 15th, the MN Guard will be hosting an event at Camp Ripley. If you wish to attend, please contact me, Bill Meyer,  directly by noon tomorrow- [Thursday]!!

I have 8 civilians registered and the Guard is expecting 8-10. 

Mass Start

Women 7.5km

Men 10 km

9:30 meeting at F Range [need to stop at the gate on the way onto the base, then need to stop at Range control and sign out a pass—then watch your speed on the way to F Range!!] 

10:00 zero

11:00 race

In addition the range/trails will be open from 1:00-3:00 for open training after the race. Bring your own lunch!!

We do need to turn in names by Thursday pm for both the start list and to provide them to gate security!! 

Hope you can do some Biathlon this coming weekend!!

And we will have an Invitation out for the 22nd and 29th at Elk River shortly!!

Bill Meyer, Coach

Midwest Regional Race 1-2 – Mt. Itasca – Dec 10-11, 2022 – RESULTS

Start line at Mt Itasca for the Pursuit race

Hosted by Mt. Itasca Nordic Ski Association

Date: Saturday, Sunday, December 10-11, 2022

Place: Mt. Itasca, Coleraine

Race Format: 

Saturday: Sprint 6.0 K /7.5K

<13 to be announced. 

Sunday:   Pursuit format -7.5 K- All M, F                                          

    Boys/Girls to be announced

    (5 sec. interval start)              

Saturday

Registration: 11:30-12 AM 

Zero:  12:00-12:30 AM

Race Start 12:45 AM

Sunday

Registration  9:30-10AM

Zero 10-10:30

Race Start:         10:45 AM  

Cost:                               $20/race (cash or check payable to MINSA) 

By Thursday noon, the 9th of Dec, 2022!!

Questions?  Call Carl 651-245-5997or email cnrdgrn@gmail.com